Leucosia sima   Alcock,  1896 (Crab)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Decapoda
Family:Leucosiidae

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Description
Size: Length of carapace 13 mm; breadth of carapace 14 mm

Color: Light chocolate brown

The carapace in this crab is a little broader than long and almost pentagonal. The antero-lateral borders appear convex due to the strongly marked angular projection of the hepatic regions. The hand of the chelipeds is about twice as long as the fingers.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Adatra Reef INDIA
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2001-2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Chhapgar, BF (1957) Marine crabs of Bombay state Contribution No. 1 of the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station Marine Biological Station, Department of fisheries, Bombay 89 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Jeyabaskaran, R; Wafar, S and Wafar, M (2002) CD on Brachyuran Crabs of West Coast, India Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/brachyuran/index.html
  • Gopalakrishnan, P (1970) Some observations on the shore ecology of the Okha Coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Cochin, India 120(1&2) 15-34 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Dineshbabu, AP; Durgekar, RN and Zacharia, PU (2011) Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory Fishing Chimes Mr.J.V.H. Dixitulu 30 (10-11) 20-24 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7950/1/Dineshbabu-Fishing_Chimes_30(10%2611).pdf

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